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Aviation Ministry to construct airport at Sirigu – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that the Ministry of Aviation is working around the clock to construct an airport at the proposed site in Sirigu, a suburb of Bolgatanga.

The said airport, he indicated has been on the drawing board for years, adding that its completion will go a long way to address the challenges facing the transport sector of the region.

Addressing a durbar of the chiefs and people of the Bongo Traditional Area, the President said efforts are being made to galvanize the needed resources to pursue other initiatives.

Another area that the President touched on was on improving the agriculture sector. Here the president was emphatic on the outcome of the ‘Planting For Food and Jobs Programme’ and hinted that more farmers were going to enjoy improved seedlings and subsidized fertilizers among other farm inputs this planting season.

He therefore called on all to take advantage of the gesture and support its implementation to make it a success.

Accompanied by the president is the Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Rockson Bukari, Local Government Minister, Hajia Alima Mahama, Mavis Hawa Coomson, Minister for Special Initiatives, Deputy Attorney General And Minister for Justice, Lawyer Joseph Dindiok Kpemka, Rita Asobayire, Emmanuel Asigri, CEO National Youth Authority and Minister for Water and Sanitation, Mr Kofi Addo among other functionaries.

The various municipal and district chief executives were also there to grace the occasion. The second day of the president’s visit will be in the Navrongo and Sandema.

On the itinerary, the President is scheduled to inspect ongoing Navrongo-Chuchuliga-Sandema road works currently being undertaken by Myturn construction Limited. He is also billed to facilitate a sod- cutting ceremony to commence the construction of an ultra-modern police headquarters for the people of Sandema in the Builsa North district.

President Akufo-Addo and his entourage will later meet with the chiefs and people of the Builsa Traditional Area and go ahead to engage regional party executives.


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